Mark Luther Stavig

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Mark Luther Stavig
1935 - 2017
Mark Luther Stavig, Professor of English at Colorado College, died October 31, 2017 of Alzheimer's related conditions at age 82. He leaves wife Donna, three children, Anne, Thomas, and Rolf, their spouses Hal Sargent, Marleah Jex Stavig, and Lisa Bollman Stavig, plus five grand children, Kaia, Emma, Andrew, Lilian, and Karl.
Mark was an undergraduate at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, read English as a Fulbright Scholar at Lincoln College, Oxford (B.A., M.A), and completed his Ph.D. at Princeton. He taught English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and at Colorado College until his retirement in 2001. He is the author of "John Ford and the Traditional Moral Order", and "The Forms of Things Unknown: Renaissance Metaphor in Romeo and Juliet and a Midsummer Night's Dream".
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus.

Published in The Gazette on Nov. 5, 2017
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